No needle no scalpel vasectomies can be done in an office setting with pre-medication by mouth for anxiety and pain. The tricky part in this setting is using lidocaine to numb the skin and vas deferens. Whether this is delivered with a small needle or the no needle Madajet injector, there is discomfort. I tell patients it is like the dentist having to numb the tooth, numbing it is the hard part. This is true for having a vasectomy.
So what is “absolutely painless” vasectomy. Well…in a surgery center the patient can be given very light and safe anesthesia for the fifteen minutes required for the vasectomy. The patient will not have to have the “numbing” process inherent to having a vasectomy.
Is this overkill? Well…it depends. I am a very bad dental patient and if I had the option of light anesthesia for a crown for instance, I’d jump at the chance. So it depends on the patient, some are more afraid of the anesthesia than being wake and aware of any discomfort.
What we offer is a choice to the patient having a vasectomy at a comparable price as that in office. You have the choice because our ASC is practice owned and there are no facility fees associated with the vasectomy making it feasible to the majority of insurance and the patient with self pay.
Ask us about it if you plan to schedule a vasectomy.
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A common question is “Is the vasectomy procedure like a vasectomy reversal?”
Well, a vasectomy takes about 15 minutes and done through a small “grain of rice” opening.
A reversal is done using an operating microscope and takes about 2 hours to perform usually through two small openings. Due to the time of the procedure there is more swelling and bruising.
So, in fact they are not similar but both are done through the scrotum and on the same structure. It is a fair question and it is important that the patient consenting to a reversal know the difference. It is a question I answer with each reversal phone consultation.